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Overfishing In South Africa

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Overfishing has become a devastating reality and priority concern to our Oceans in South Africa, as well on a global scale. The interest of overfishing, is to eradicate hunger issues in developing countries all over the world, as well as to create a vast improvement of job opportunities, however due to our unsustainable fishing practices, it is just a matter of time before our oceans are completely depleted of marine species, and the destruction of the aquatic ecosystem. This issue will resort to irreparable socio-economic and environmental circumstances that will be of severe consequence if we do not alter our local and international commercial fishing operations. Due to overfishing throughout the continents, South African waters has become a viable target for international role players to maintain the demand of fishing operations and fish stocks that is required for global markets. Due to inadequately monitored fishing operations, overfishing has left South Africa with a significant shortage of food resources for the poor, who depend on fish as their staple diet. According to the World Wildlife Fund, “Seafood is the largest traded food commodity in the world. Approximately three billion people worldwide rely on seafood as their primary source of protein. As the world tries to meet that demand, 55 percent of the world’s fisheries are fished to their maximum sustainable yield, while 30 percent have been pushed beyond their biological limits. Preserving healthy fish
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